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Law is central to everything we do - how we carry on business, how we treat the environment, how we shape our governments and how we deal with other people.
If you choose to major in Legal Studies you can choose from a range of courses in Accounting, English, Environmental Studies, History, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and more to focus on almost any aspect of the field.
The Legal Studies degree will provide you with a comprehensive undergraduate education in legal studies. If you are coming to university with already formed career aspirations, this academic plan will provide an excellent academic background to your further studies or training.
Legal Studies and Criminology is an interdisciplinary option focusing on issues in law and criminology primarily from a multidisciplinary perspective. Given the centrality of the legal system to most human institutions and practices, a great deal of attention has been paid to law by scholars working in a wide variety of disciplines including Accounting, Actuarial Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sociology. Students are invited to join these scholarly investigations.
The liberal arts orientation of this option emphasizes the student's development of broadly-based critical and creative intellectual skills, clarity and facility in the communication of ideas, and humane values in this examination of law and the legal system as a major feature of social life. In this respect it should be noted that Legal Studies and Criminology should not be regarded as either a necessary or a sufficient preparation for law school.
The Legal Studies and Criminology Option is intended for students who wish to develop a broad understanding of the impact of law and the legal system upon society through legislatures, courts, law enforcement agencies and the penal system. It is designed especially for students with interests in careers related to these institutions, such as the legal and para-legal professions, policing, corrections, and social work.